I only got $800 and it took me a long a$$ time to get that! I love bands like deftones, glassjaw, iwrestledabearonce, chiodos & tool.
I record directly into my E-MU 1616m pcie & that's that , I have no other options due to my living situation & finances...
I had a cheap starter guitar that I put some EMG 81/85's in, but when i add distortion using Guitar Rig 4 , it sounds very muffled like the sound of listening to a metal band play while your standing outside the venue building.
Also the hardware & body was shot to $hit, so i sold it on craigslist ,so i'm guitar-less now
I've been looking into guitars in my price range ( $800 ) and the epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Plus Bullseye seems decent from what i've read. Also , i like the EMG actives because i can sit in my computer room & not get crazy feed back from all the electronics simultaneously running, while i'm recording.
I guess ultimately I'm looking for a guitar for around $800 that will give me very defined , bright ,( NONmuffled ) screaming sounds like if you were F'd up on LSD and the notes were gracefully swirling around your head !!!!!!!! j/k
somebody throw me a bone ! is the epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Plus Bullseye w/ EMG 81/85's the way i should go ?
I'm a broke P.O.S. so I need to make sure i get the right guitar, because i wont have $$$ again anytime soon if i make the wrong decision. Recording quality is the most important thing to me , i'm not concerned with looks or how the guitar feels when i hold it
thank you for your time ! any 2 cents or seasoned suggestions are severely appreciated !
For that price range, I would look into a LTD deluxe model. They are great guitars.